Mens Wearhouse National Suit Drive

Mens Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) launches its eighth annual National Suit Drive, a six-week initiative that collects donations of gently-used professional attire for unemployed Americans. Clothing collected at Mens Wearhouse stores between June 22nd and July 31st, will be distributed to over 180 local non-profit organizations that provide job-ready skills, training and seminars to disadvantaged men and women entering or re-entering the workforce.

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As part of this year’s National Suit Drive, Mens Wearhouse is issuing a challenge to consumers to meet or exceed the goal of 250,000 donated items. Over the past seven years, the National Suit Drive has collected approximately 850,000 professional clothing donations, and this year marks the opportunity to break the one million donation mark.

“A suit is more than just about how you look – it’s about how you feel, and it’s important to feel your absolute best during a job interview,” said Doug Ewert, CEO of The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. “The National Suit Drive gives men looking to re-enter the workforce a chance at a new beginning. Through this annual campaign, we’ve had an opportunity to truly make a difference in people’s lives, and we’re excited at the potential of reaching one million donations this year.”

Starting on June 22nd, consumers can donate their gently-used professional clothing including men’s and women’s suits, ties, jackets, shirts, pants, belts and shoes, at over 900 Men’s Wearhouse locations across the country. As a thank you, donors will receive 50 percent off the regular retail price of their next purchase from Men’s Wearhouse (excluding shoes, clearance and Exceptional Value items).

“While the National Suit Drive collects gently used professional attire, what it’s really collecting is confidence, inspiration, and a chance,” said Joseph Abboud, award-winning designer and Chief Creative Director of The Men’s Wearhouse. “In a suit, the world looks at you a little differently, and everyone deserves to know what that feels like.”

This year, the National Suit Drive is partnering with DeMarco Murray, the AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year, to help spread the word. “Whether ‘suiting up’ on the field or off, I’ve felt first-hand the confidence a suit provides and how it helps you perform at your personal best,” said Murray. “I’m thrilled to be partnering with the National Suit Drive to give othermen throughout the nation the ability to recognize their dreams – and achieve them.”

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#GIVEASUIT AND GET SOCIAL

To help spread the word about this year’s National Suit Drive, Mens Wearhouse is encouraging people to share the #giveasuit post found on their Facebook page. For every share, the company will donate $1 (up to $25,000) to the local nonprofits they have partnered with.

 

For more information, visit the National Suit Drive website at www.nationalsuitdrive.com.

 

About Mens Wearhouse

Founded in 1973, Mens Wearhouse is one of North America’s largest specialty retailers of men’s apparel with 1,758 stores.  The Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Moores and K&G stores carry a full selection of suits, sport coats, furnishings and accessories in exclusive and non-exclusive merchandise brands and Mens Wearhouse and Tux stores carry a limited selection.  Most K&G stores carry a full selection of women’s apparel.  Tuxedo rentals are available in the Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Moores and Mens Wearhouse and Tux stores.  Additionally, Men’s Wearhouse operates a global corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of Twin Hill in the United States and Dimensions, Alexandra and Yaffy in the United Kingdom.  For additional information on Men’s Wearhouse, please visit the Company’s websites: 

www.menswearhouse.com

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www.josephabboud.com

www.mooresclothing.com

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www.twinhill.com

www.dimensions.co.uk

www.alexandra.co.uk.

 

Amazon Prime Now – One Hour Delivery Service

Prime Now, Amazon’s one-hour delivery service, now features a “Father’s Day Gifts” section full of items that dad would LOVE to get his hands on this year. Customers in Baltimore can order through the Prime Now mobile app and have gifts delivered to their door in an hour, including:

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Prime Now also offers tens of thousands of daily essentials and is currently available in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Dallas, Miami and New York.

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Brett Johnson Pre – Fall 2015 Outerwear Collection at Neiman Marcus

On Saturday, fashion designer Brett Johnson showcased his Pre-Fall 2015 outerwear collection at Neiman Marcus at Mazza Gallerie in Washington, D.C. Throughout the day, various VIPs stopped in to view and purchase the Italian-made jackets, trench coats and bombers.

Guests included Renee Brown (Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations, WNBA), menswear designer Everett Hall, attorney Mark Lefkowitz, WPGC/CBS Radio morning show producer Poet Taylor, Devon Pina (The Fashion Citizen), Cheylin Parker (Everything Girls Love), Harley Morgan (ROE: The Agency), Sheila Johnson (Founder/CEO, Salamander Hotels & Resorts) and Bob Johnson (Founder/Chairman, RLJ Companies). The trunk show was a success, garnering double the sales of last year’s event.

 

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ATLANTA: Brett Johnson is hosting a trunk show at Neiman Marcus/Lenox Mall on Saturday, June 20 from 10am – 5pm. RSVP at atlanta.rep@135stagency.com (invite attached)

For more information on the Brett Johnson Collection, visit https://brettjohnson.co/. Follow them at @BrettJohnsonCo.

 

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Cannes Fashion Festival 2015 – Official Blogger

Excited to announce that Style + Life + Fashion’s an Offical Blogger for Cannes Fashion Festival 2015.  See more details about the festival below:

 

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2015 is set to be a sensational year for the global fashion scene, as the first ever Cannes Fashion Festival takes place in France. Celebrating fashion in its entirety, the festival is a consumer-driven event which sets it far apart from similar fashion festivals around the globe. It also takes place in a highly sought after location, right across from the Cannes Film Festival’s red carpet!

Taking place from 20th-22nd May 2015, it also coincides with the internationally renowned Cannes Film Festival. That means the designers showcasing in the glamorous runway events will have a global stage and shows might even be attended by the world’s biggest film stars.

Additionally, the Cannes Fashion Festival will be historically streamed online for worldwide exposure. Tune in from anywhere around the globe to watch international designers and emerging talent showcase Haute Couture, Womenswear, Menswear, Jewelry, Lingerie, Swimwear, Bridal, Sportswear and Accessories.

With stunning runway shows, glamorous parties, competitions for talented aspiring designers, backstage interviews and the Global Fashion Awards, the Cannes Fashion Festival is not to be missed. Fashionistas from all over the world will be coming together in a spectacular celebration of fashion talent in the South of France.

The stylish festival will feature an array of glittering runway shows and glamorous events to be attended by international designers, journalists, industry insiders and fashion forward consumers. Many world famous designers are already scheduled for appearances, including CUSTO Barcelona which has been worn by the likes of Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman. The brand has also created a series of limited edition T-shirts for which all profits will go towards stopping the deadly spread of Ebola.

The CUSTO fashion label and Cannes Fashion Festival have teamed up for the Ebola campaign, to assist charities which are helping the worst Ebola-affected areas. Sold online only, customers can choose which charity to donate the proceeds to at the checkout. What’s more, a number of the limited T-shirts have been sent to celebrities to sign, and these pieces will be auctioned off during the festival gala on Friday 22nd May.

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Organization and Time Management Printables: To Do Lists

Lifestyle Printables are the latest self management, organization tool.  I like to use them not only for my home but also in terms of selecting cosmetics, bill paying, blogging, and meal planning.

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DIY Life Planner

 

Printables are the perfect solution for simple living.  Here’s how it works:  select the list that’s specific to your life goals, print the list or add fun graphics, and check off items as we move through our tasks.

Some people like to use daily lists (such as the one below) and others prefer to create a lifestyle binder.  No matter what’s your preference this is a great way to feel more in control of your life.

 

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Home Cleaning Schedule

 

In addition, sharing is caring and we appreciate all of the bloggers that provided printables for us via Pinterest.com  Check back with StyleLifeFashion.com for our list of newly designed printables.

 

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Daily To Do List
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Wardrobe Checklist
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Closet Inventory

 

Transitional Pieces for the Chic Man’s Wardrobe: From Business to Bar

Who doesn’t like to go for Friday night drinks after work? For the businessman, it can be a bit of a hassle bringing a change of clothes to hit the bar with once 5pm rolls around so that your appearance is appropriate for the night-time. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could just go straight from work to your favorite haunt without lugging any clothes around?

If you can’t do this already, your wardrobe is probably in need of some transitional clothing pieces that are work and bar suitable. So, if you haven’t got these in your wardrobe, start making a shopping list!

A Crisp, White Shirt

Every chic man should have a crisp white shirt in his wardrobe.  Shirts like this from Politix  are suitable for virtually anything, from black tie to a casual lunch. Pair with a simple set of slacks for work and no one will bat an eyelash. Throw on a sports jacket when it’s time to hit the bar and you’ll be perfectly dressed for wherever the night takes you.

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Leather Shoes

Any guy who loves the nightlife knows that shoes are crucial to meeting the dress code of a bar or club. Do you usually wear trainers or sneakers to work? You will definitely want to re-think that wardrobe choice! Sneakers will most likely get turned away at the bar, but a nice pair of leather shoes goes with everything from jeans to suit pants and will definitely meet the standards of any dress code, no matter how fancy.

Fitted, Dark Blue Jeans

A pair of well-fitting, dark blue jeans are one of the most versatile items you could ever have in your wardrobe. You can dress up with a long-sleeved shirt and dark shoes for a night out, dress down with sneakers and a casual sweater for a great chic day wear look, or you can even pair it with a sports jacket and tie for smart casual events. The options are virtually endless! Wear your dark blue jeans out of the office and into the bar and nobody will think anything of it.

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Collared Polo Shirts

Is it a bit hot for long sleeves? Your next best option for work and play is to wear a nice collared polo shirt. There’s nothing wrong with an ironed polo paired with knee-length shorts (if it’s particularly hot) or a nice dark blue pair of jeans. Plus, they come in so many colours you’re sure to find one that you like. Polo shirts are a great alternative to long-sleeved shirts if the weather is particularly steamy.

So next time you’re heading out for drinks after work, don’t pack two sets of clothes. Just use some versatile items in your wardrobe that are suitable for both occasions. You will be thankful you did when you’re looking chic while not lugging around any unnecessary items of clothing.

What are some items of clothing you find work well for wearing to the office and then to the bar afterwards? Share in the comments below.

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Jay Alexander from 6pm.com Video: Online Holiday Deals and Stocking – Up on Winter Essentials

With the help of live models, Style + Life + Fashion was excited to interview 6pm.com style guru Jay Alexander as he shared his cheat sheet for closet essentials, styling secrets to help you re-imagine your wardrobe, and discussed how to get the most out of your online shopping experience!

Deep discounts, free shipping, easy return policies….there are many late-year shopping benefits.  This is also the perfect time to restock your closet with classic essentials and on-trend items that will make your current wardrobe pop.

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Take a look at the video (below) and grab a few ideas to revamp your winter wardrobe!  From coats to accessories, Jay shares all of the best fashion tips.

Nice Laundry Men’s Socks – Stylish, Affordable, and Durable

Have you ever purchased a pair of socks that are recycled from your old socks or designs based on the seasons or moods? If not, today you have the opportunity to visit the men's site Nice Laundry.com

 

We all know that men's socks are made to be stylish, affordable, and durable. Nice Laundry provides all of those great qualities and customers can receive 15 – 20% off discounts. The most important detail to remember is that Nice Laundry sells their socks in packs of 6 pairs which is an easy way to update your sock wardrobe.

If you're searching for high quality, affordable socks visit Nice Laundry.com…I am pleased with their selection!

Mr. West updated his sock drawer – he was pleasantly surprised

 

 

Guys & Dolls Vintage Clothing & Accessory Pop-Up Shop

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Guys & Dolls Vintage Pop-Up Shop

Washington, DC (Monday, July 7, 2014) – On the heels of their successful event in 2013, the ladies of Instant Vintage 78 bring to you the “Guys & Dolls Vintage Clothing and Accessory Pop-Up Shop” event to the Nation’s Capital. This one-of-a-kind pop-up shop will be held at Penn Social, which is located in the Chinatown area of Washington, DC on July 19th from 12-4 PM.

This event will feature top vintage and retro dealers and boutiques from MD, DC, VA and Philadelphia. The vendors that will be featured are: B4 Kizzy Evae, BeSpoke Not Broke, Bourgeois & Rebellious, Brown & Williams Clothiers, Catch 22 Boutique, Craft Culture Co., Haute Crave Boutique, Instant Vintage 78, Mahogany Bleu, Pixie Kitsune, Rag Dollz Collective, Sophisticated Phunk Vintage + more to be added. The items that will be on site are one-of-a-kind articles of clothing (for men & women), jewelry, shoes, housewares, luggage, accessories and more. There will also be a stylist on site who will offer ideas to patrons on how to incorporate a statement piece to your everyday wardrobe and how to pull together various looks for different times of day.

Not only will this pop-up shop be about fashion, but it will also scream fun! Your Saturday afternoon will be filled with old school jams that will be spun by DJ Amen Ra as you enjoy signature cocktails and drink specials. In addition, there will be swag bags given to the first 75 guests, a “Best Dressed in Vintage” contest (winner will receive a prize), Soul Train line, throwback photos, games and more!

The “Guys & Dolls” pop-up shop is sponsored by Facon Magazine and Shop Love DC. Penn Social is located at 801 E St. NW, Washington, DC. To join the conversation or to see who will be attending the “Guys & Dolls” pop-up shop, please use the official event hashtag #VintageGuysAndDolls on all Social Media platforms.